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A GIRLS WILL BE READING LIST

We think you'll love this list of favorite books from girls in our community, and hope you discover a few new titles to inspire your own girl.

Earlier this fall, we asked our community to tell us their girl’s favorite book and why she loves it. Here's a list of the books mentioned the most, plus a few lesser known (but equally awesome) books. Our favorite part was reading the quotes from the girls themselves, some of which we included below. 

 

STORIES OF FEMALE ROLE MODELS

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, by Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli (age 6+)

“There are so many inspiring women who have done fantastic things!”  

She Persisted, by Chelsea Clinton (age 4+)

“It's about powerful women.”

Who was Marie Curie?, by Megan Stine (age 8+)

“I really loved reading this book and I think it was really cool she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person to win two.”

Becoming, by Michelle Obama 

“Life Changing.” 

 

FOR YOUNGER GIRLS 

Lucia the Luchadora, by Cynthia Leonor Garza (age 3+)*

“My daughter loves this book! And recently at preschool a boy told her girls couldn't go to kindergarten. When she told us, we could tell her it was like the Luchadora book and even though the boys told Lucia she couldn't be a superhero, she could.” 

The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch (age 4+)

“Girls are their own heroes!”

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell (age 4+)*

“Molly Lou shows me what I can do when I believe in myself.”

Girls Can Do Anything, by Caryl Hart (age 4+)*

“So positive, so true.” 

Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty (age 5+)

“It inspires me to be creative” 

Zoey and Sassafras series, by Asia Citro (age 6+)*

“Only Zoey and her mother can see and heal the magical creatures. There is a bit of science, magic and a whole lot of caring!”

Start Now! You Can Make a Difference, by Chelsea Clinton (age 7+)

“It helped my daughter feel that she could make an impact and showed her ways to begin to get involved.”

 

FOR OLDER GIRLS

The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling (age 7+ for first few in series, 12+ for the later books)

“Hermione and Luna are awesome!”

The Super Hero High series, by Lisa Yee (age 8+)*

“The characters are strong girls, and they use teamwork.”

Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery (age 9+)

Ranger’s Apprentice series, by John Flanagan (age 10-11+)

“It shows that girls are powerful and can do what any boy can. It is adventurous and empowering!”

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North (age 10+)

“She’s my favorite superhero!”

Sea Fire, by Natalie C. Parker (age 12+)*

“The lead character doesn’t back down. Ever.” 

 

NOTEThe ages shown above are according to Common Sense Media (which is our go-to resource for determining if a book, TV show, movie, game, or app is appropriate for our kids), except where noted with an * (those were not listed on Common Sense Media, so we used the recommended ages from Amazon.com). 

 

OUR SHIRTS FOR BOOK LOVERS

We love books around here! And we designed our "Book Hugger" shirts to let girls show off their love of books.

Choose from our baseball-style jersey (in teal) or our regular short-sleeve tee (in purple).

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